The Government of Canada is providing more than $390,000 in funding to organizations across the country as part of Black History Month celebrations.
TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - As part of her trip to Toronto, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister Responsible for multiculturalism, announced that $390,000 in funding has been provided, through the Inter-Action Program, to various Canadian organizations as part of Black History Month celebrations. This funding enabled them to present activities and projects to mark Black History Month in all regions of the country.
The Minister then participated in some of these projects, including a visit to the Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum. Afterwards, she met with stakeholders and members of the Black Canadian community in the GTA.
This year's theme for Black History Month is "Black Canadian women: stories of strength, courage and vision". In addition to the funding announcement, Minister Joly also took the time to reaffirm the Government of Canada's commitment to participate in the International Decade for People of African Descent.
"Our government is pleased to support activities that allow Canadians to celebrate Black History Month. These celebrations remind us that inclusion and diversity are at the heart of our society. In addition, our participation in the International Decade for People of African Descent is vitally important for Canada."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada has provided over $390,000 in funding to Canada's ethnocultural organizations, as part of Black History Month.
The theme for this year's Black History Month is "Black Canadian women: stories of strength, courage and vision".
This funding was provided through the Inter-Action Program of Canadian Heritage.
The Inter-Action Program supports the socio-economic integration of individuals and communities and helps them to contribute to building an integrated, socially-cohesive society.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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